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Gaming in Government

How can government use gaming or gaming mechanics to get citizens more involved to create a more robust democracy? What's happening already? What's in the works?

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Quick Links

Some quick links that I found on a search for "gaming and government:

- Budget Hero: Gaming Example

Does Gaming Have a Place in Government?

Government Simulation Game

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Comment by Steve Cottle on July 17, 2012 at 9:12am

There's some WSJ coverage on this week's Gamification Summit in San Francisco: (Check out the link at the bottom of the designing digitally article for more directly from WSJ)

Comment by Eric Hackathorn on July 11, 2012 at 5:03pm

Thanks Ori. :) If you are anyone else have suggestions on what you'd like to discuss I'd be happy to try to work something into the presentation.

Comment by Ori Hoffer on July 11, 2012 at 4:58pm

Coming up Tuesday, July 31, 2012:

Game On! How Gamification Can Work in Government

This webinar will teach you:

  • How to use gamification to engage your customers
  • How and why gamification motivates user behavior
  • How to become involved in the Federal Games Guild
  • Examples of how other agencies are using games to help with their mission

Comment by Steve Cottle on June 19, 2012 at 10:31am

Andre's recap of the 2012 Games for Health conference:

Comment by Steve Cottle on June 1, 2012 at 2:00pm

Nick has a great post on sandbox learning/gamification and the potential for the public sector:

Comment by Steve Cottle on May 22, 2012 at 9:36am

The Navy is launching a Massive Multi-player Online Game to address its energy needs today:

Comment by Daniel Laughlin on April 27, 2012 at 2:21pm

Good thinking to plug it here, Eric.  Membership in the federal games group (guild to the more hardcore gamers) is open to anyone with a fed badge and working with games in their government work.  It's about building a community to share resources and experience and better use games for positive outcomes.  Anyone interested can contact me at

Comment by Griffin Wholley on April 27, 2012 at 1:37pm

OH HAI!  TBH, I'm excited to get some experience with the Google tool.  A lot of the "cool" NASA folks are already using it.  MAX Community has it's advantages (built in interagency rolodex, DC office for live/in-person support), but it also has it's limitations.  Once I get through Mass Effect 3, I'll be very interested in joining you and Daniel for some KOR "research" ;)  

Comment by Eric Hackathorn on April 27, 2012 at 1:25pm

@Griffin Wholley Ahhh, glad you could make it.  I was the annoying guy on the telephone who is supposed to be hosting our web site though OMB's MAX site was a good suggestion. (Daniel filled me in.)

Comment by Griffin Wholley on April 27, 2012 at 1:16pm

@Eric Hackathorn I was at the meeting this week, well I think it was the same thing.  Interesting work going on across the government!  I hope some great collaboration comes from the new guild!  


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